The last time I made a mistake with a Japanese spirit, I had to cleanse my house of dark energies and solve a mystery hidden on an old VHS. Thankfully, these are a different kind of Japanese spirit, though better to be informed than to look like a fool. The Japanese Spirits & Cuisine Tasting is happening at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya (1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo) on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $35 a person, and for the price of admission, you’ll be treated to a three-piece tasting pairing a Japanese spirit with Japanese inspired cuisine. Be ready to learn more than you ever expected to need to know, and maybe get to see the Suntory commercial with Sean Connery. No promises. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.